Officials: 2 Confirmed Cases Of Scarlet Fever At Peters Twp. High School

PETERS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Officials with the Peters Township School District have issued a health alert to parents after confirming two cases of Scarlet Fever.

District officials say both cases are at Peters Township High School.

According to the health alert sent home to parents, “Scarlet Fever is caused by a bacteria called group A streptococcus, the same bacteria that causes strep throat,” and the germ is carried in the mouth and nasal fluids.

They list the following as some of the signs of Scarlet Fever:

  • A rash first appears as tiny red bumps on the chest and abdomen. This rash may then spread all over the body.
  • The face is flushed with a pale area around the lips.
  • A fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius) or higher is common.

School officials are urging everyone to wash their hands thoroughly and avoid touching their mouth, nose and eyes.

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Anyone with concerns is being urged to see their doctor.

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